Philadelphia needs a new face of the linebacking core with the loss of Nigel Bradham, and I might have found the perfect guy.
Meet Dante Olsen, the 6’2 236-pound inside linebacker from Montana. At Montana, Dante flew all over the field making big plays. He was a great coverage linebacker who showcased his pure athletic ability vs high-end Big Sky competition.
In the 2019-20 season, he won the Buck Buchanan Award, which is given to the best defensive player in the FCS. He was a unanimous All American this past season as well. Throughout his career, he racked up 397 total tackles, 26 TFL, 11.5 sacks, 3 INTs, 9 pass deflections, 5 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, and a blocked kick.
In Indianapolis, he put on a show at the NFL combine, running a 4.88s 40-yard dash, 42″ vertical jump (2nd best), 10’4″ broad jump (9th best LB), 7.0 second 3 cone ( 5th best LB) and 4.32 twenty yard shuttle (11th best LB).
As stated earlier, with the loss of Nigel Bradham, the Eagles have a hole to fill at the linebacker spot. Why not just get the best one that the FCS could offer?
Dante is projected a 4th to 5th round pick in this year’s draft, and I think he would be a great pickup.